Exodus 13:8-9, 14 – Memorials and Little Eyes

Exodus 13:8-9, 14
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And thou shalt shew thy son in that day, saying, This is done because of that which the Lord did unto me when I came forth out of Egypt.
9 And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that the Lord’s law may be in thy mouth: for with a strong hand hath the Lord brought thee out of Egypt.
14 And it shall be when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, What is this? that thou shalt say unto him, By strength of hand the Lord brought us out from Egypt, from the house of bondage:

-Many times in scripture the people are instructed to make a memorial or perform certain actions as a remembrance to future generations of the Lord’s goodness and His wonderful works toward the children of men.  When the children saw these memorials and actions, they would ask about them and that would prompt a conversation about the Lord.  We spend our days surrounded by children; either our own, or our families or neighbors.  We are always in the presence of little eyes and little ears.  What actions do they see us performing that they may one day ask about?  What answers would we have to give them when that day comes?  Could we look a child in the eyes and give voice to our deeds or would they be too shameful to be spoken?  We may say that God and prayer and the Bible are important to us, but would the children who see us every day agree?

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